Travels through Canada and the United States of North America in the Years 1806, 1807, and 1808: Volume 1

Travels through Canada and the United States of North America in the Years 1806, 1807, and 1808: Volume 1

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In the opening decades of the nineteenth century, the writings of John Lambert renewed the British public's fascination with the landscapes, peoples, flora, and fauna of the Canadian colonies and the United States. First published in 1811, and ultimately running into four editions, this two-volume work is packed with closely-observed descriptions, facts and figures about colonial life, as well as lively anecdotes. The 'corrected and improved' second edition reissued here was published in 1814, towards the end of the Napoleonic Wars. It promised to 'enable the British reader to form a just opinion of the Canadian colonies, and to appreciate the character of the neighbouring enemies who threaten their existence'. A trained painter, Lambert illustrated his account with lithographs based on his own watercolours. Volume 1 contains accounts of Lambert's outward voyage, Newfoundland and Quebec, covering subjects as diverse as chimney sweeps, French Jesuits, maple sugar, and 'stinking cheese'.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 14 colour illus. 2 maps
  • 1139059823
  • 9781139059824

Table of contents

Preface to the second edition; Introduction to the first edition; 1. Passage to the Grand Bank; 2. Hire of houses at Quebec; 3. Origin of the name of Quebec; 4. Chateau St. Louis; 5. Upper Town of Quebec; 6. Curious jargon in the market place; 7. Climate of Lower Canada; 8. Soil of Lower Canada; 9. Population of Lower Canada; 10. Handsome children; 11. Government of Lower Canada; 12. Commerce of Lower Canada; 13. Trade between Canada and the United States; 14. Society of the towns in Lower Canada; 15. Amusements and diversions; 16. Literature, arts, and sciences; 17. Roman Catholic clergy; 18. Aborigines of North America; 19. Face of Lower Canada; 20. Canadian animals; 21. Forest trees; 22. Leave Quebec; 23. Town of Three Rivers; 24. Leave Three Rivers.
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